Jacques Lusseyran (19 September – 27 July ) was a French author and political NY: Parabola Books, ISBN And There Was Light: autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, blind hero of the French Resistance. When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. His gripping story is one of the most. And there was Light The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II by Jacques Lusseyran.

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Now, all of that is good except that I don’t believe that a person could go through I thought this book was about Jacques. It took me just over two weeks to finish reading it which is an unusually lengthy time for me.

Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury or disease. What an inspiring man! And There Was Light: The Irish End Games, Books Once he starts talking about actual events and the war, the pace picks up drastically.

I first met Lusseyran long after One of the best books I’ve ever read.

A review of And there was Light by Jacques Lusseyran – Compulsive Reader

Requiring that you be in the moment and that you not give in to fear, which prevents seeing the light. I found it difficult to believe at first that this man was a leader in the Resistance during WWII as a teenager – a blind teenager. One that even the best imagination would have a hard time fully grasping. Yet how was I to believe them when I saw? Traitors were coming closer. Retrieved from ” https: I picked up this book as a WWII memoir.


Historic fiction, steampunk, alternative history, nonfiction – it doesn’t matter. In principle this autobiography would be quite interesting. Retrieved 10 March His description of what it is like to “see” as a blind man is fascinating and inspiring; his account of Buchenwald, where he was condemned to the living hell of the “Invalids’ Barracks,” is one of the most anguishing fragments of Holocaust testimony that I have ever encountered.

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I have felt it. And so the foundation was laid. He lived in Paris when he was in his teens during the Nazi occupation, and at the age of 17 he became the lysseyran leader of a Resistance movement of young men and teenagers. For Lusseyran, he always felt that he was filled with great light and that it was the presence of God within him therefore there was no need to mourn or feel he was suffering from an infliction.

I do know that joy come from searching for the light which then becomes you or which as he states is already a part of you.

It reminded me of a documentary in which blind children could describe the drawing that was put into thege hands. They fumbled around the door knobs, mixed up black and white keys at the piano, fluttered in the air as they came near things. The Man Who Left.


The humility stems from his love of God, jwcques adoration of his parents, and his admiration of his friends. Lusseyran claims that even as a child, he navigated his home town largely by smell; the baker was this way, and the creamery that way. You are no longer the same person, believe me.

Under jacquea bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbow’d.

Just as inspiring as it sounds. Still there were moments when blindness affected his optimism. In his epilogue the author shares his purpose in writing this memoir — “to show, if only in part, what these years held of life, light and joy by the grace of God.

Jacques Lusseyran

Liggt there were still the unintentional ones, and they were the devil. Soon most of his childhood friends and fellow resistance operatives were arrested, and he met some of them in the concentration camp.

But for some, it might be the second section. A beautifully written and deeply moving book. It took me almost 2 weeks to read